Location: Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
Hotel: Sol Cayo Guillermo
Date Visited: December 5-12, 2009 (one week stay)
Price Paid: $475 + tax (booked 2 days before!)
Room#: 301 This room had a partial ocean view and was a good location to the beach (far from the bar). Rooms were spacious with plenty of storage. Showers were hot and there was good water pressure. Two story bungalows on large sprawling property considering there are only 312 rooms. Good choice of rooms next time would be in building 4 or 5.
Weather Conditions:Weather was very superb!
Snorkeling: My rating: 1 There was really no snorkeling to speak of at this hotel.
Beach:No swim shoes needed for this beach. You can take walks as far as you want. The ocean water was very warm, and there were plenty of palapas if you prefer shade.
Pool:Very nice pool with a newly renovated hot tub (which was only luke warm), The pool water was a good temperature and there were nice new lounge chairs.
Food: Could use improvement and definitely the bar drinks. International restaurant had good food and they also served champagne.
Opinions/Tips:Definitely take a taxi to Pilar Beach ($5.00 return). There is a restaurant/bar on site. It would be worth checking out the snorkel trip that leaves from this beach. Bug bites were very bad. Be sure to take the Calamine lotion along with you.
Would I return: Yes to the Area, but not to this hotel.